Identical Strangers

But it has so much more—the authors’ emotional honesty and clear-eyed insights turn this unique story into a universal one.

Identical Strangers

Identical Strangers

As seen in the hit documentary Three Identical Strangers • “[A] poignant memoir of twin sisters who were split up as infants, became part of a secret scientific study, then found each other as adults.”—Reader’s Digest (Editors’ Choice) WINNER OF A BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD Elyse Schein had always known she was adopted, but it wasn’t until her mid-thirties while living in Paris that she searched for her biological mother. What she found instead was shocking: She had an identical twin sister. What’s more, after being separated as infants, she and her sister had been, for a time, part of a secret study on separated twins. Paula Bernstein, a married writer and mother living in New York, also knew she was adopted, but had no inclination to find her birth mother. When she answered a call from her adoption agency one spring afternoon, Paula’s life suddenly divided into two starkly different periods: the time before and the time after she learned the truth. As they reunite, taking their tentative first steps from strangers to sisters, Paula and Elyse are left with haunting questions surrounding their origins and their separation. And when they investigate their birth mother’s past, the sisters move closer toward solving the puzzle of their lives. Praise for Identical Strangers “Remarkable . . . powerful . . . [an] extraordinary experience . . . The reader is left to marvel at the reworking of individual identities required by one discovery and then another.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Absorbing.”—Wired “[A] fascinating memoir . . . Weaving studies about twin science into their personal reflections . . . Schein and Bernstein provide an intelligent exploration of how identity intersects with bloodlines. A must-read for anyone interested in what it means to be a family.”—Bust “Identical Strangers has all the heart-stopping drama you’d expect. But it has so much more—the authors’ emotional honesty and clear-eyed insights turn this unique story into a universal one. As you accompany the twins on their search for the truth of their birth, you witness another kind of birth—the germination and flowering of sisterly love.”—Deborah Tannen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of You Just Don’t Understand “A transfixing memoir.”—Publishers Weekly

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Identical Strangers
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Elyse Schein, Paula Bernstein
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-10-02 - Publisher: Random House

As seen in the hit documentary Three Identical Strangers • “[A] poignant memoir of twin sisters who were split up as infants, became part of a secret scientific study, then found each other as adults.”—Reader’s Digest (Editors’ Choice) WINNER OF A BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD Elyse Schein had
Identical Strangers: Poetry Doubles
Language: en
Pages: 101
Authors: Martin Avery
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-29 - Publisher: Lulu.com

A poetry marathon inspired by meeting someone with my name at a poetry workshop after a novel marathon.
Identical Stranger
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Alice Sharpe
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-01 - Publisher: Harlequin

A woman identical to her is missing. Will she be next? Private investigator Jackson Travers swears he’s located his best friend’s missing wife, but Sophie Sparrow is not Sabrina Cromwell, even if she looks identical to the woman in Jack’s photo. When Sophie is nearly killed, Jack wonders if it’s
Deliberately Divided
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Nancy L Segal
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-15 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

In Deliberately Divided, Nancy Segal revisits a controversial study that tracked the development of separated twins and triplets. None of the adoptive parents were told that they were raising a multiple birth baby. The truth was shocking for these parents and twins, many of whom have shared their unimaginable stories
Identical Strangers
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Michael Maguire
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-29 - Publisher:

Beyond the gates of Earth a new threat grows. Gorgunandro, son of Baeloff the Demon Lord has awoken. Banished during his murderous rampage through the Old Worlds almost 800 years ago, he has returned to destroy the bloodlines of all who dared oppose him. When Scott Parker and Roper Robbins

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